It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached the end of the first quarter of 2022!
Life with COVID has been a tough adversary, but we’ve shown that we’re tougher.
2022 kicked off on a high note for the Institute. We’ve been working hard to be recognised as the voice of the profession, and the PR work that we’ve undertaken has certainly paid off as we’ve enjoyed some publicity with various publications since the start of the year. All the press releases are available on our website, on the SA Valuer Blog which is updated regularly. Our blog has become a great resource portal with invaluable reading material related to the industry. If you wish you contribute by writing an article, please feel free to reach out to me.
Malusi Mthuli, SAIV President was also recently invited to take part in a podcast with Private Property, where he took the opportunity to educate those who had tuned in, on the importance of valuers and on why estate agents shouldn’t be undertaking valuations unless qualified to do so. The session was very well received and had a lot of engagement. But also paving a way for us to start a dialogue with the greater property industry on the importance of valuers.
A few weeks ago we were quite privileged to join in on the Orientation-week experience by being part of the programmes at the University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Wits University. This was after we reached out to the institutions to request to form part of their orientation weeks for the various property valuation accredited courses. This forms part of our continued efforts to promote the profession and the Institute by offering pertinent information to future valuers and those whom without this information, might have never considered a career in property valuation. We look forward to seeing some of the students joining the valuation profession and wish them a successful academic year ahead.
The specialised valuations series was quite a hit last year! We are privileged as an Institution to have some exceptional valuers and industry stalwarts in our membership who are always willing to impart their knowledge. You can look forward to more specialised property valuations events for the remainder of the year such as valuations of mines, airports, and wind farms.
The KZN branch were fortunate to host the rental review workshop in February, which was physically hosted at Master Builders in Westville. Those who attended had a wonderful time networking and catching up with colleagues after a very long time of no physical workshops. Covid-19 restrictions permitting, we are looking forward to hosting more physical seminars this year across all Branches.
Enrolments for the Mentorship Programme are open and will be closing on 30 April 2022. We are always looking for assistance with reviewing and marking assignments. If you would like to offer some assistance, please contact me.
We’ve partnered with Property24 to offer you, our valued member, a free month’s trial to the Property24 Property Data tool, followed by a 50% discount for two months if you sign up. We hope you enjoy this benefit. Please note that this is only available to SAIV members in good standing.
Finally, I’d like to welcome the new Branch Executive members in all the Branches. I look forward to working with you all and thank you for your unwavering commitment to the profession.
Till next time